Thursday, April 30, 2015

Elevation Polish Dry Brush Nail Art

Good morning, readers! Just a quick post today about my current mani featuring all Elevation Polishes! I was working through swatches this week for upcoming posts and decided to take a break and wear an easy nail art mani. This mani features 4 of the Wyoming the Wild Collection polishes from this month, plus one of my favorites in a past collection. Let's take a look!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Press Release: Zoya Island Fun & Paradise Sun for Summer 2015!

Press Release

Good morning, readers! Zoya has just announced their 2 Summer 2015 Collections! I am really excited for these, can't wait to see them in person. Check out all of the info below.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Chevron Nail Art

Press Sample

Good afternoon, readers! In case you haven't heard, KBShimmer is releasing 3 Summer Collections on May 15th. I will have some of each collection to show you closer to the release day-- but in the meantime, I will show some nail art I've created using my samples. If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw a sneak peek of this mani last week using 2 of the new colors. Keep reading below for the full info on how I did it!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Press Release: Zoya Earth Day 2015 Exchange Promo!

Press Release

It's that time of the year again-- Zoya's famous Earth Day Promo! I have all of the details straight from Zoya below. Will you be participating?

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Friday, April 17, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Childhood, Day 5: Candy Land Nail Art!

Good afternoon, readers! It's the final day of Childhood Week with The Digit-al Dozen. I've shown you a favorite tv show, favorite book, favorite toy, and favorite outdoor activity. Today, I'll show a favorite board game: Candy Land! I think this is a fairly common game that most everyone has seen or played in their lifetime. There have been many variations of the characters over the years, the one my kids have is different than mine. I decided to focus on one of my favorite characters, Princess Lolly! The rest of the nails represent the colorful spaces you follow in the game.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Childhood, Day 4: Sandcastles!

Good morning, readers! It's time for my fourth Childhood Week mani with The Digit-al Dozen. Who didn't love making sandcastles at the beach (or in a sandbox) as a kid? I grew up on the east coast of Florida so beach days were often and a fun memory of mine. We recently moved back here so my own kids are getting into building sandcastles now as well! Zoya Godiva Pixie Dust was a fun additional layer over the sandy parts of this mani, giving it a sandy texture and extra sparkle.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Childhood, Day 3: LEGOS!

Good afternoon, readers! Today is the third day of Childhood Week with The Digit-al Dozen. I have already covered a favorite tv show and a favorite book, so today I'm sharing a favorite toy: LEGOS! Who hasn't played with these before? My kids love them and I enjoy playing with them now almost as much as I did as a kid. For this mani, I've just done classic LEGO things: loose LEGOS (don't step on those!), a LEGO character, the LEGO logo, and stacked LEGOS.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Childhood, Day 2: One Fish, Two Fish...

Good afternoon, readers! Are you ready for my second Childhood Week mani? This was inspired by one of our [many] favorite books written by Dr. Seuss-- One fish  two fish  red fish  blue fish. I recreated the fish from the cover of the book. Growing up, and now as a parent, Dr. Seuss books have been a big part of our home library. We even have this one in 2 formats--Owen has the board book and we have the regular hardcover on Hailey's shelves.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Childhood, Day 1: Power Rangers!

Good morning, readers! It's time for this month's Digit-al Dozen nail art week! The theme is Childhood and I can't wait to see the versatile manis from the group this week. This is such a fun theme and it can go so many different ways--from things reminding us of our own childhoods, things that remind us of our own children, things that are just child-like in general, etc.

My first mani is inspired by a tv show that has been around for YEARS, with many different series themes. It's the Power Rangers! It debuted in 1993 and you can find 20+ seasons on Netflix today. My kids, Hailey (6.5) and Owen (2.5) are obsessed with them. They pick Power Rangers more often than any other show during their tv time--and their favorite series is Power Rangers Samurai. 

I've recreated the 5 main Samurai Power Ranger helmets on my nails for today's look.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Floral Half-Moons with Zoya Eden!

Good morning, readers! I have a fun mani for you today that I created for the Zoya Spring Nail Art Challenge! I love half-moon manis, especially if the half moon is some form of nail art. For this look, my half-moons are simple florals that complement the pink base (Zoya Eden from the spring 2015 Delight Collection). Although this would work well on all nail lengths, I think it really shines on shorter nails by bringing the attention to the cuticle instead of the nail tip. Continue reading below for a complete tutorial on how you can recreate this easy spring look.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bright Blue Leopard Nail Art

Good afternoon, readers! My nails have grown out a bit more since the big break so I finally did some fun nail art! I was inspired by a cute keychain that my daughter, Hailey, got at the zoo recently. Three of the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection shades were a fun match.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Press Release: OPI SoftShades

Press Release

Good afternoon! I just received a press release from OPI for their new SoftShades Collection. You can find all of the information below.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Comparison: OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked vs. OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go?

Press Samples

Good afternoon! I have a comparison for you today. When I was trying out the new OPI Hawaii Collection, I knew right away that Is Mai Tai Crooked? would be one of my favorites. When I put it on the rack next to my other OPI oranges, I realized it seemed very similar to last year's OPI Brazil color called Where Did Suzi's Man-go?  Let's see how they compare below.
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Swatch Sunday: Barielle Glitter Mania Collection

Press Sample

Good morning and Happy Easter! I'm currently enjoying family-filled celebrations but I have a fun glitter collection from Barielle to show you as well. This is called the Glitter Mania Collection and it "features an exciting fashionista assortment of glitter colors. They add a "wow factor" to any manicure and inspire all sorts of nail creativity. Perfect when used alone or as a top coat." Let's take a look!
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

OPI Infinite Shine Wear Test

Good morning, readers! I promised a wear test on the OPI Infinite Shine system back in my swatch post and I finally got a chance to try it out. I was really excited for up to 10 days with the same manicure so I set aside some free time in my blog schedule and bought 2 colors from Ulta that I knew I wouldn't mind wearing for that long without changing. Keep reading below to find out my results!
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